Body-Mass Index Is an Unbalanced Scale

The Georgia Straight | August 6, 2004
One of the most commonly used measurements of total body fat is the body-mass index, which is based on a person's height and weight. But here's the rub: the BMI standards are based on studies done on Caucasians. It isn't so clear what defines "heavy" or "obese" in people who aren't of European descent.

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